Essays of E. B. White

by E. B. White

On Sale: 12/12/2006

Essays of E. B. White

by E. B. White

On Sale: 12/12/2006

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About the Book

"Some of the finest examples of contemporary, genuinely American prose. White's style incorporates eloquence without affection, profundity without pomposity, and wit without frivolity or hostility. Like his predecessors Thoreau and Twain, White's creative, humane, and graceful perceptions are an education for the sensibilities."  — Washington Post

The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.

Selected by E.B. White himself, the essays in this volume span a lifetime of writing and a body of work without peer.  "I have chosen the ones that have amused me in the rereading," he writes in the Foreword, "alone with a few that seemed to have the odor of durability clinging to them." These essays are incomparable; this is a volume to treasure and savor at one's leisure.

Critical Praise

"His voice rumbles with authority through sentences of surpassing grace. In his more than fifty years at The New Yorker, White set a standard of writerly craft for that supremely well-wrought magazine. In genial, perfectly poised essay after essay, he has wielded the English language with as much clarity and control as any American of his time." — Raymond Sokolov, Newsweek

"Some of the finest examples of contemporary, genuinely American prose. White's style incorporates eloquence without affection, profundity without pomposity, and wit without frivolity or hostility. Like his predecessors Thoreau and Twain, White's creative, humane, and graceful perceptions are an education for the sensibilities." — Washington Post

"The abiding spirit of these essays is humane, compassionate, traditionalistic. No matter what his subject, White always keeps his eye on the long view and the larger perspective. There are times when I feel his work is as much a national resource as the Liberty Bell, a call to the best and noblest in us." — Jonathan Yardley, San Francisco Examiner

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060932237
  • ISBN 10: 0060932236
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 12/12/2006
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BISAC4 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General

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